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Americons (2015)

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Raving through realty on the eve of the economic collapse. A high-velocity journey of an unsuspecting mortgage broker swallowed up in the sex, greed and over indulgence of the mid 2000's Real Estate boom.

Director:

Theo Avgerinos

Writers:

Beau Martin Williams (writer, co-creator), Matt Funke (creator) (co-writer)

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Credited cast:
Beau Martin Williams Beau Martin Williams ... Jason Kelley
Matt Funke Matt Funke ... Devin Weiss
Trai Byers ... Theo Jones
Michael Masini ... Blaine Anderson
Sam McMurray ... Kerry Stein
Jon Gries ... Billy
Tim Griffin ... Todd Elliott
Marlana Carter Marlana Carter ... Stacey
Alyshia Ochse ... Taylor
Brian Thomas Smith ... Ryan Kingman (as Brian Smith)
Matt Medrano ... Manny Tejado
Michelle Lombardo ... Mathis
Katrina Begin ... Gladys
Cathy Shim ... Suki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenny Allford ... Dealer
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Storyline

The year is 2007 and twenty percent of the state of California is employed in real estate. Mortgage banks are on a hiring frenzy when hotshot Mortgage Broker, Devin Weiss lures the financially burdened Jason Kelley into this world of financing other people's dreams. He convinces Jason that to win in this business cheaters do prosper and everyone is doing it from the Appraisers to the Bond Traders. Jason throws his moral compass to the wind and spins out of control all the way the Mortgage Brokers convention in Las Vegas where he learns his new world is booming on a foundation of quicksand. The quagmire of ruin escalates into the indeterminate ending of both the film and the continuing saga of today's global economy. Written by Beau Williams

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Rated R for language, drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film was originally titled "The Option Arm", named after a risky type of loan, partially blamed for the global economic collapse in 2007. See more »

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Capital Jazz
Written by Damian Wagner (as Damian Francis Wagner)
Performed by Damian Wagner (as Damian Francis Wagner) & Smitty
Moments Apparatus Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sound Furnace Inc
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I agree with critics and not he shill upvoting -- this is awful
20 January 2020 | by random-70778See all my reviews

I agree with the critics who panned this absolutely absurd film. the facts and timing of the real estate sub prime market explosion events in LA are all wrong by nearly a decade. And as a film, the directing is so overwrought and didactic as to be mind numbing.

Firstly what is with opening with George Bush in a film about the roots of the sub prime real estate boom in LA -- when all the data show it started under Bill Clinton?? The LA Times trend lines of the S&P Case Shiler real estate show the massive upswing in home prices and speculation from insanely heated sub prime start in 1994-1995. Between late 1994 to 1998 average house prices in LA more almost DOUBLED from an average of $89,000 to $164,000. That is in less than four years -- all under Clinton. It was virtually all driven by a massive release in sub prime housing loans for low income buyers.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Option ARM See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,404, 25 January 2015

Gross USA:

$28,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,782
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2.35 : 1
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